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Re: 2016 IndyCar Series Rumors thread

Post by f1fan12 on Sun Dec 27, 2015 2:18 pm

Not really a rumor, but I just google mapped the Boston Street Circuit and all I can say is... RAILROAD TRACKS!
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Re: 2016 IndyCar Series Rumors thread

Post by Sparkz47 on Tue Dec 29, 2015 2:32 am

f1fan12 wrote:Not really a rumor, but I just google mapped the Boston Street Circuit and all I can say is... RAILROAD TRACKS!

I think they're no longer in use, so it's entirely likely they could rip them out of the ground before the race. Hope they don't, though, it'll give the track some more character. It's also got a section that's almost Monaco levels of narrow, and there's talk of a two-sided pit lane. I'm super pumped for this track!
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Re: 2016 IndyCar Series Rumors thread

Post by Alta on Tue Dec 29, 2015 3:26 am

In-season modifications to the aero-kits will happen in 2016 as apposed to the outright ban in 2015.
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Re: 2016 IndyCar Series Rumors thread

Post by SpeedDemon37 on Tue Dec 29, 2015 11:52 pm

Sparkz47 wrote:
f1fan12 wrote:Not really a rumor, but I just google mapped the Boston Street Circuit and all I can say is... RAILROAD TRACKS!

I think they're no longer in use, so it's entirely likely they could rip them out of the ground before the race. Hope they don't, though, it'll give the track some more character. It's also got a section that's almost Monaco levels of narrow, and there's talk of a two-sided pit lane. I'm super pumped for this track!
I'm not knowledgeable as to how tracks would affect a cornering car. San Jose is the only circuit that I've ever seen with a railroad crossing.

Also, if this has been mentioned then I've somehow failed to notice, but I wasn't aware that the Boston Seaport circuit will feature a tunnel!

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Re: 2016 IndyCar Series Rumors thread

Post by PYLrulz on Wed Dec 30, 2015 2:30 pm

SpeedDemon37 wrote:
Sparkz47 wrote:
f1fan12 wrote:Not really a rumor, but I just google mapped the Boston Street Circuit and all I can say is... RAILROAD TRACKS!

I think they're no longer in use, so it's entirely likely they could rip them out of the ground before the race. Hope they don't, though, it'll give the track some more character. It's also got a section that's almost Monaco levels of narrow, and there's talk of a two-sided pit lane. I'm super pumped for this track!
I'm not knowledgeable as to how tracks would affect a cornering car. San Jose is the only circuit that I've ever seen with a railroad crossing.

Also, if this has been mentioned then I've somehow failed to notice, but I wasn't aware that the Boston Seaport circuit will feature a tunnel!


Baltimore had it too. They even ended up putting a chicane nearby the one year just so the cars wouldn't fly over them at high speed
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Re: 2016 IndyCar Series Rumors thread

Post by PackerMan71 on Fri Jan 01, 2016 1:00 am

SpeedDemon37 wrote:
Sparkz47 wrote:
f1fan12 wrote:Not really a rumor, but I just google mapped the Boston Street Circuit and all I can say is... RAILROAD TRACKS!

I think they're no longer in use, so it's entirely likely they could rip them out of the ground before the race. Hope they don't, though, it'll give the track some more character. It's also got a section that's almost Monaco levels of narrow, and there's talk of a two-sided pit lane. I'm super pumped for this track!
I'm not knowledgeable as to how tracks would affect a cornering car. San Jose is the only circuit that I've ever seen with a railroad crossing.

Also, if this has been mentioned then I've somehow failed to notice, but I wasn't aware that the Boston Seaport circuit will feature a tunnel!


A tunnel, huh? Very Monaco-esque. Laughing
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Re: 2016 IndyCar Series Rumors thread

Post by SpeedDemon37 on Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:11 pm

Not a rumor of any actual developments, but Scott Dixon made some interesting comments ragarding the IndyCar aerokits and Honda being given more time to develop their kits than Chevrolet over the offseason.

http://www.examiner.com/article/indycar-champion-scott-dixon-offers-criticism-of-aero-kits-and-he-has-a-point
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Re: 2016 IndyCar Series Rumors thread

Post by tommykl on Fri Jan 22, 2016 11:17 am

PackerMan71 wrote:
SpeedDemon37 wrote:
Sparkz47 wrote:
f1fan12 wrote:Not really a rumor, but I just google mapped the Boston Street Circuit and all I can say is... RAILROAD TRACKS!

I think they're no longer in use, so it's entirely likely they could rip them out of the ground before the race. Hope they don't, though, it'll give the track some more character. It's also got a section that's almost Monaco levels of narrow, and there's talk of a two-sided pit lane. I'm super pumped for this track!
I'm not knowledgeable as to how tracks would affect a cornering car. San Jose is the only circuit that I've ever seen with a railroad crossing.

Also, if this has been mentioned then I've somehow failed to notice, but I wasn't aware that the Boston Seaport circuit will feature a tunnel!


A tunnel, huh? Very Monaco-esque. Laughing
Considering the surroundings, probably more like the 80's Detroit Street Circuit Razz
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Re: 2016 IndyCar Series Rumors thread

Post by Pyrozooka0 on Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:28 pm

Tunnels, narrowness, and possible railroad tracks? Boston Streets looks like an epic track, maybe Long Beach tier in terms of street circuits

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Re: 2016 IndyCar Series Rumors thread

Post by RyanB06 on Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:49 pm

Sorry to disappoint you, but there are no railroad tracks. That thing marked "Silver Line Way" you're seeing on the maps is a bus route.
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Re: 2016 IndyCar Series Rumors thread

Post by Jason Hamilton on Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:33 am

Looking forward to seeing the track, interesting layout
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Re: 2016 IndyCar Series Rumors thread

Post by f1fan12 on Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:40 pm

I just checked the Google maps street view. There are some railroad tracks, but they look like they have been abandoned for quite some time now. It is to the point where they don't even have Railroad crossings on them anymore. I bet they would just pave over them. It looks as if that area of road would need to be widened anyway. The track goes over the railroad line right before entering the tunnel.

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Re: 2016 IndyCar Series Rumors thread

Post by Dexter249 on Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:37 pm

f1fan12 wrote:I just checked the Google maps street view. There are some railroad tracks, but they look like they have been abandoned for quite some time now. It is to the point where they don't even have Railroad crossings on them anymore. I bet they would just pave over them. It looks as if that area of road would need to be widened anyway. The track goes over the railroad line right before entering the tunnel.

Looking Forward to Boston Interesting Layout In Fact I Watched Indycar Fully from 2010-2011
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Re: 2016 IndyCar Series Rumors thread

Post by Alta on Sat Jan 23, 2016 5:46 pm

A couple thing people might have missed

Sage Karam will be in the Indy 500 for Dreyer and Reinbold

http://www.indystar.com/story/sports/motor/2016/01/21/sage-karams-indy-500-ride-drr/79132168/

Rumors swirling that Ganassi will bring back the 8 car, leading candidate seems to be former F1 driver Max Chilton

http://www.racer.com/indycar/item/125281-indycar-fourth-ganassi-car-set-for-return_125281
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Re: 2016 IndyCar Series Rumors thread

Post by RetrogradeRenegade on Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:57 am

Alta wrote:Rumors swirling that Ganassi will bring back the 8 car, leading candidate seems to be former F1 driver Max Chilton

http://www.racer.com/indycar/item/125281-indycar-fourth-ganassi-car-set-for-return_125281

Chilton indeed has the seat.
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Re: 2016 IndyCar Series Rumors thread

Post by RyanB06 on Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:10 pm

Aw hell yeah.
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Re: 2016 IndyCar Series Rumors thread

Post by bsoyuz on Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:12 pm

So at the current moment we have 21 full-time cars, and the entry list for the 500 at the moment is at 30 cars (expect more for Indy).

Situation looks pretty good.
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Re: 2016 IndyCar Series Rumors thread

Post by Dexter249 on Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:39 pm

Chilton May Be A Bit Better Than He Was in F1 (He Wasn't That Good in F1 Mainly Because he had a slow car) But He Should Adapt To Indy Pretty Well On The Road Courses On The Ovals I Don't Really He Was Slightly Mediocre at the Big ovals in indy lights he won at Iowa though So He Could Be Better at the Short Tracks
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Re: 2016 IndyCar Series Rumors thread

Post by umatbru on Tue Feb 02, 2016 9:49 pm

Meanwhile Indy Lights has only 12 competitors.
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Post by bsoyuz on Tue Feb 02, 2016 11:57 pm

umatbru wrote:Meanwhile Indy Lights has only 12 competitors.

The car count doesn't surprises me, I just hope they just have a solid group of drivers, and not multiple driver changes like they had last year, some happening mid-weekend.
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Re: 2016 IndyCar Series Rumors thread

Post by Alta on Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:18 am

I've heard Indy Lights might have around 15 come season start which considering past seasons is actually an improvement.
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Re: 2016 IndyCar Series Rumors thread

Post by umatbru on Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:21 am

Alta wrote:I've heard Indy Lights might have around 15 come season start which considering past seasons is actually an improvement.

Eh, round 1 in 2015 had 13 entrants.
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Re: 2016 IndyCar Series Rumors thread

Post by Milan655 on Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:18 am

From what I've read there is a potential for 17 cars in Lights
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Re: 2016 IndyCar Series Rumors thread

Post by Cynon on Fri Feb 05, 2016 2:56 pm

Indy Lights/ARS has always had about 11-15 cars. This isn't anything new. Hell even Formula Atlantic struggled in that regard at times...

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Re: 2016 IndyCar Series Rumors thread

Post by umatbru on Sat Feb 06, 2016 2:57 am

Cynon wrote:Indy Lights/ARS has always had about 11-15 cars. This isn't anything new. Hell even Formula Atlantic struggled in that regard at times...

In the first half of 2011 there were 16-18 cars.
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Re: 2016 IndyCar Series Rumors thread

Post by bsoyuz on Sat Feb 06, 2016 8:07 am

umatbru wrote:
Cynon wrote:Indy Lights/ARS has always had about 11-15 cars. This isn't anything new. Hell even Formula Atlantic struggled in that regard at times...

In the first half of 2011 there were 16-18 cars.

2011 was an exception year, Indy Lights/Infiniti Pro/ARS, hardly had more than 16 cars, and when it had more than 16 cars it wasn't even for the full season.
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Re: 2016 IndyCar Series Rumors thread

Post by Alta on Sat Feb 06, 2016 4:46 pm

http://motorsports.nbcsports.com/2016/02/06/very-possible-frijns-will-make-indycar-debut-with-andretti/

Former Formula Renault and current Formula E driver Robin Frijns being considered for a ride at Andretti.
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Re: 2016 IndyCar Series Rumors thread

Post by Alta on Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:45 pm

Bryan Herta has allied with Andretti Autosport, the big surprise out of this is Gabby Chaves is not returning to the team. Rumored that JR Hildebrand will take over that car.

http://www.racer.com/indycar/item/126226-indycar-bha-forms-alliance-with-andretti
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Re: 2016 IndyCar Series Rumors thread

Post by JMac525 on Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:15 am

http://www.foxsports.com/motor/story/indycar-alexander-rossi-andretti-after-f1-falls-through-022316

Alex Rossi is going to receive the Andretti/Herta #98. Woah, didn't see this one coming.
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